(one option for date:) Dancin' In The Streets, I'm A King Bee, One Kind Favor, You Don't Have To Ask, Hey Little One, Beat It On Down The Line, Good Morning Little Schoolgirl, Minglewood Blues (another option for date:) Standing On The Corner, Rider, Next Time, SOTOTW, Don't Have To Ask, Big Boss Man, Stealin', Cardboard Cowboy, Baby Blue, Cream Puff War; Viola Lee Blues, BIODTL, Schoolgirl
SBD> MR> ??> CDR; Some confusion over date, see info file; via Raoul Duke; Seeded to etree by Matt Vernon
July 23, 2014 Subject:
No c onfusion here on the dates
I am Canadian and this show was part of the Trips Festival at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver. The dates of that festival were the Friday Saturday Sunday July 29, 30, 31. It was a most amazing festival and the first time they played a gig here that they were paid for.
March 2, 2014 Subject:
Great sound for this early gig
Excellent sound, a little hiss but everything's clear. The Dead go through much of their standard repetoire for this time but do it very well. Bob may be low in the mix, but the other guys, especially Pigpen and Jerry are tearing it up. Pig's early organ playing is a delight, he was really good and with Jerry is the main instrumental voice in the band. The real surprise here tho are two songs I'm not that familiar with: You Don't Have To Ask and Cardboard Cowboy. Both are excellently played examples of mid sixties psychedelic rock. I think Cardboard Cowboy may have been played at one other show. The crowd are either lame or not miked as they're barely audible and it sounds like there may be 10 people in attendance. For example the band do a great ripping version of You Don't Have To Ask that stops on a dime after a great Jerry solo and there's… silence, well one clapper anyway. WTF?!
October 13, 2010 Subject:
I just heard the opening notes of Cream Puff War. Fantastic! But if you're a Dead Head, it's not even necessary to listen to this to rate it. Dead? Yes. Live? Yes. 1966? Yes. Six stars out of five? Yes!
November 3, 2008 Subject:
This is a great recording. Its interesting to see how they mixed these older sets. This was (obviously) a huge growth period and they were really pushing the envelope as for as what they could do eltronically. Interesting how they distribute the different tracks to right and left speakers. I can tell the vocals are where most of the hiss is coming from. Probably could write a thesis on this stuff. Kinda moot once you figure that a ton of our "modern" sound technology was coming from these early ventures. Its alive! Also, if you listen to the cream puff war ( and then go check on any of Phil & Friends jams of late, you can tell Phil is really trying emulate this period. Quite well too!
February 15, 2008 Subject:
like a circle around the sun
fuck yea, this recording kicks ass. i love the early dead when you hear pigpens organ just cranked. trips me out. this recording is great tho the quality is awesome and from 66. these recordings and live recordings from 65 got me stuck to the dead. Stealin rules
December 14, 2007 Subject:
Hey Little One
You gotta love this recording, nice sound quality, Jerry and Pig Pen, what more could a guy or gal!) ask for. Enjoy this one while you can!
Reviewer:sky dog -
October 26, 2007 Subject:
Garcia's tone during "Next Time You See Me" is perfect, and so is his playing.
Pigpen's organ skills really show, especially during "Stealin'".
September 23, 2007 Subject:
cool canadian show!
fuckin cool early BC show!!
ill bet the boys got their hands on some sweet BC bud..
July 29, 2007 Subject:
I see our fame preceeds us
what a great intro line, is the pace fast enough, they just rip through the songs, rider is barely recognisable, i love this 60's sound. recording is awesome for the era. thanks for the flashback
Im a huge fan of this era from 66..Viola lee blues is so great..Liste to the 3-part harmonies with Phil singing the high part!!awesome
July 29, 2006 Subject:
a good place to start ...
I am blown away by the sound quality and performance on this recording, 40 years to the day (if the date is correct). Standing on the Corner ... Cardboard Cowboy ... Big Boss Man ... Baby Blue ... Viola Lee ... wow, the boys really spun Vancouver's heads with this one ... and whatever became of Captain Consciousness?
Anyway, onward to '74 (Cap Center) in my never-ending quest to listen to the best of each day in Dead history. (This was a good one: check out "Wet Rocks" '82) Thank you GD and the Archive, for 30 years worth of great memories and music ...
April 28, 2006 Subject:
Tuned in...got Turned on
"Good Evening from Captain Conciousness"....This was the first Live Dead "tape" i was ever given/made (i think i may of got it from GD Hour on radio) Baby Blue is fantastic here, really stuck with me from that moment on...This entire show made me a fiend for all the shows I could get my hands on, the earlier the better...The use of the guitars and organ all over this reminded me of the 60's a-go-go, surf music sound...can't wait to hear the next night
July 29, 2005 Subject:
some steps back
Sound is a 3.75-4. A little fuzzy but who cares! It is definitely great for a 60's recording...all is audible and palatable!
I was first introduced to the boys with some early tapes. They were of this time frame...and it was summer time. So today, deep in summer of 05, I am searching for some of that great organ sound that was part of my youth, so to speek. I will burn this one deep and take it for a ride 2 nite on what is promising to be a great summer night on the south shore of bean town. Thanks yet again boys.
July 23, 2005 Subject:
what the hell i hate writeing Titles
If Im not mistaken this is the only live cardboard cowboy ever done. it comes with phils book threw his web site autographed, I got a copy with the disc.